CAL FLO Liquid Limestone - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Mike from Chester, Nj
    07/21/2014
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    Just to clarify, is the suggested application rate after dilution of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone?
    A

    Below is the dilution for both commercial and residential use.

    Using commercial spray equipment, fill dilution tank half full with water and start agitation. Add the correct amount of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone and finish filling the mixing tank. Suggested dilution rate for general use is 30 gallons of water to one gallon of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone depending upon the type of equipment being used. CAL FLO Liquid Limestone is well suited for hydro seeders, greenhouse irrigation systems, and boom sprayers.

    For home lawn and garden spray equipment, add one cup of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone to 2 gallons of water. Shake mixture in a hand-held tank or backpack tank before spraying.

    A general application rate for diluted spray is one gallon to 600 square feet for instant pH adjustment. For prolonged pH maintenance reapply CAL FLO every 8 to 12 weeks.

     

    Please refer to the product label for full application instructions. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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  • Asked by George from Dallas, Ga
    01/02/2017
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    How many pounds of pelletized lime are in 2.5 gallons of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone?
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    Each 2.5 gallon container of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone weighs 37 pounds. The product label states that 2849 pounds of CAL FLO is equivalent to 2000 pounds of dry liming material, or 10.4 dry pounds per gallon. That would make 2.5 gallons equal to 26 pounds of dry liming material.

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  • Asked by James
    10/04/2016
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    Can we spray CAL FLO to top of small plants (vegetables) or through the T-Tape?
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    You can apply CAL FLO Liquid Limestone using commercial spray equipment, hydro seeders, greenhouse irrigation systems, or boom sprayers. The average dilution rate would be 30 gallons of water to 1 gallon of CAL FLO, per the product label.

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  • Asked by Jonathan from Tallahassee, Fl
    05/14/2018
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    Can you please clarify the instructions of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone?
    When spraying food plots to raise the ph the directions call for up to 5 gal per acre. Is that 5 gal of mixture or 5 gal of premixed product?
    A

    The CAL FLO Liquid Limestone instructions to apply 2 1/2-5 gallons per acre indicate undiluted product per acre.  Water is just the carrier so you will use however many gallons of water it takes to adequately irrigate that area.

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  • Asked by Ron from Upper Marlboro, Md
    09/29/2018
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    Can Cal Flo be used right after reseeding?
    My lawn ph is low, but I still want to throw down the seeds I purchased. Will this product affect seed germination, and can it be used with starter fertilizer?
    A

    CAL FLO Liquid Limestone should be applied after reseeding and prior to applying your fertilizer.

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  • Asked by Michael from Snellville, Ga
    01/15/2018
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    Can CAL FLO be mixed with CoRon and/or 2,4-D or Dimension?
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    We would not recommend mixing the CAL FLO Liquid Limestone with other fertilizers or herbicides for a couple reasons. First, the CAL FLO by itself is quite thick, so it would be difficult to dilute it evenly with other products. The product label also gives no recommendations for tank mixing. Second, CoRon is liquid fertilizer that is readily available, so you would want the pH of your soil to be adjusted before the CoRon application to get the most out of your fertilizer. We would recommend waiting at least a week after using the CAL FLO for it to absorb before applying CoRon or another highly available fertilizer. You can always test the soil pH before and after application to be sure it is where you want it. Your herbicides should be fine being mixed together, as long as you follow the label directions for the herbicides you are using. Please refer to the "Tank Mixing" section under "Mixing Directions" on page 2 of the product label for Dimension 2EW regarding mixing with liquid fertilizer. Keep in mind that it is always recommended to do a small jar test for compatibility before mixing large amounts of different products together. Timing for your herbicide applications will also determine whether mixing multiple herbicides and/or mixing with fertilizer will be appropriate. Post-emergents like 2,4-D should be applied when the target weeds are young and actively growing. Pre-emergent like Dimension should be applied before target weed seeds germinate. Be careful applying post-emergent herbicides during spring green-up of warm-season turf.

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  • Asked by Daryn from Snellville, Ga
    07/20/2018
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    Can CAL FLO be applied at any time of the year?
    Any temperature restrictions?
    A

    CAL FLO Liquid Limestone can be applied at anytime an application is needed to adjust the PH level of the soil. Per the manufacturer, there are no temperature restrictions, it can even withstand cold temperatures. We would recommend to avoid using it when the ground is frozen and during the heat of the day to avoid any burn as water alone can burn your lawn during that time.

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  • Asked by Joseph from Midway, Ga
    10/14/2019
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    Is CAL FLO Liquid Limestone safe for ponds?
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    Yes, CAL FLO can be used in ponds.  Per the product label instructions:  “For Fish Ponds, general application rates are 2 1/2 gallons per surface acre of water. If commercial spray equipment is used, add one gallon of CAL FLO to 30 gallons of water and project the dilution on to the water to be treated. If CAL FLO is applied from a boat, slowly pour CAL FLO from a moving boat, letting the motor serve as a mixer. NOTE: For best results, water analysis is recommended to accurately determine application rate.”

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  • Asked by Michael from Milwaukee
    06/10/2018
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    Can you reapply this product over the top of a food plot annually with out starting the plot over?
    For instance let’s say you start a clover plot, can this be applied over the top every spring to help?
    A

    Yes you can apply the Cal Flo anytime an application is needed to adjust the PH level of the soil. You would not need to start over with any plant each time you use it. 

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  • Asked by Rob from Va
    05/12/2018
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    Can I use an Ortho Hose-end sprayer to apply CAL FLO Liquid Limestone?
    Can I use the Ortho hose sprayer with this or would I need to use my backpack sprayer?
    A

    CAL FLO Liquid Limestone would be difficult to apply in a hose-end sprayer since the lowest rate would be about 8 oz per gallon of water, plus this is a very thick liquid concentrate. We suggest using a hand pump, backpack, or pull behind sprayer for best results when using CAL FLO.

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  • Asked by Mark from Atlanta, Mo
    12/04/2019
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    How long does one application of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone last?
    Do I need to apply this every 8 to 12 weeks to mainitain my PH level?
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    CAL FLO Liquid Limestone will last 8-12 weeks. Reapplication is needed every 8-12 weeks to optimize PH. 

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  • Asked by Brent from Seattle, Wa
    05/03/2019
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    What type of sprayer would you recommend for home lawn application for CAL FLO?
    I have a relatively small yard ~2500 sq ft
    A

    We suggest using a hand pumpbackpack, or pull behind sprayer for best results when using CAL FLO. CAL FLO is a thick liquid and must be diluted with water.

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  • Asked by Anthony from Snellville
    01/02/2019
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    Can you help me with coverage questions on CAL FLO Liquid Limestone?
    Other than mixing in water, does it mean that pound for pound, this is the same as using dry lime?
    A

    Each 2.5 gallon container of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone weighs 37 pounds. The product label states that 2849 pounds of CAL FLO is equivalent to 2000 pounds of dry liming material, or 10.4 dry pounds per gallon. That would make 2.5 gallons equal to 26 pounds of dry liming material.

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  • Asked by Heather from Nc
    03/21/2019
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    Is CAL FLO Liquid Limestone ok to use on my horse pasture and how long should I wait before letting my horse onto treated land?
    A

    CAL FLO Liquid Limestone is not labeled for use on grazing pastures so we cannot say.  We wouldrecomend contacting the manufacturer, Burnett Lime Company, at (864) 592-1658

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  • Asked by Michelle from Shelton, Wa
    08/25/2018
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    Can I add CoRoN liquid fertilizer concentrate to CAL FLO Liquid Limestone so I only have to spray once?
    A

    We would not recommend mixing the CAL FLO Liquid Limestone with other fertilizers or herbicides for a couple reasons. First, the CAL FLO by itself is quite thick, so it would be difficult to dilute it evenly with other products. The product label also gives no recommendations for tank mixing. Second, CoRon is liquid fertilizer that is readily available, so you would want the pH of your soil to be adjusted before the CoRon application to get the most out of your fertilizer. We would recommend waiting at least a week after using the CAL FLO for it to absorb before applying CoRon or another highly available fertilizer. You can always test the soil pH before and after application to be sure it is where you want it. Your herbicides should be fine being mixed together, as long as you follow the label directions for the herbicides you are using.

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  • Asked by Tommy from Raymond, Mississippi
    06/12/2017
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    Can CAL FLO Liquid Limestone product be used in drip irrigation system without clogging the drip tape?
    Can I use this on my tomato crop that we use plastic mulch with drip tape underneath the mulch? Will this product clog the drip tape or kill vegetables? I will be injecting it into drip system via chlorine injector?
    A

    We are not familiar on the effects on drip irrigation syatems when using CAL FLO Liquid Limestone. We would recomend contacting the manufacturer, Burnett Lime Company at (864) 592-1658

     

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  • Asked by Gerald from Whatley, Al
    03/30/2020
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    Will CAL FLO Liquid Limestone work in a farm pond to raise the pH?
    A

    CAL FLO can be used in ponds.  Per the product label instructions: For Fish Ponds, general application rates are 2 1/2 gallons per surface acre of water. If commercial spray equipment is used, add one gallon of CAL FLO to 30 gallons of water and project the dilution on to the water to be treated. If CAL FLO is applied from a boat, slowly pour CAL FLO from a moving boat, letting the motor serve as a mixer. NOTE: For best results, water analysis is recommended to accurately determine application rate.

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  • Asked by Keith from Fairview
    11/10/2020
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    How much CAL FLO Liquid Limestone should be applied per Acre?
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    According to the product label of CAL FLO Liquid Limestone, For a wide variety of soil treatments, 2 1/2 to 5 gallons per acre has proven to be the accepted 1 application rate. Typically, a soil pH in the low 6 range will use 2 1/2 gallons per acre, while a pH below 6 may require 5 gallons per acre.

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  • Asked by Shelley from Norcross, Ga
    04/06/2021
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    At what temperature does CAL FLO Liquid Limestone freeze?
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    CAL FLO will begin to freeze at temperatures of 32 degrees F and below. This product should not be stored in sheds, garagees or buildings where temperatures will reach freezing. 

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  • Asked by Sissy
    03/31/2021
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    How many acres with a 2 1/2 gallon of Cal Flo cover?
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    CAL FLO Liquid Limestone is mixed at an average dilution rate of 30 gallons of water to 1 gallon of CAL FLO for an acre of coverage, per the product label. So the 2.5-gallon bottle should cover about 2 to 2.5 acres. 

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